Young People's Chorus of New York City, Francisco J. Núñez, Founder/Artistic Director
YPC News Archives 2006-2007



New YPC video! "In Our Children's Eyes"

From the July 4th Telecast, featuring Tony-award winner Anika Noni Rose and The New York Pops, conducted by Rob Fisher.


New York Times Article, 7/12

Music Review | Young People's Chorus of New York City
Hitting All the Stops and High Notes of a Subway Ride
Published: July 11, 2007

There is a lot to be said for children's choirs, both in musical terms - when they are at their best, they produce a pure tone that adult choirs cannot match - and in terms of the social relationships they foster, to say nothing of the affinity for performance they create among their young charges.

Francisco J. Núñez, who directs the Young People's Chorus of New York City, has been raising the bar over the last decade by commissioning a steady stream of works from composers who usually write for adults and weaving them into programs that include choral classics, spirituals, theater songs and pop arrangements. the full article


YPC Updates

macy's July 4th

A new track has been added to the YPC Audio Player! From the disc "Musical Fireworks" by The New York Pops, conducted by Rob Fisher, the track In Our Children's Eyes (ft. Anika Noni Rose and the YPC) is now available for streaming!


The YPC blog has also been updated with a new post by a chorister, Nikaury Roman:

"...I advise all choristers to interact with people they usually would not. My advice is to not wait for the last minute, like I did, to meet new people because they can be gone the next day. I love the YPC Seniors '07 and wish them the best in life. Now I can officially say I knew you guys. You are all amazing. You will be missed. I love you."

Read the rest of the post and more at the YPC Blog.


YPC on NY1

NY1 Logo

The Young People's Chorus of New York City performed "Every Stop on the F Train" with Bobby Cuza of New York 1 televison on Thursday morning, April 19th, at the F train station on 47th Street and Sixth Avenue.  "Every Stop on the F Train" is a new work composed by Michael Gordon for the Transient Glory VI concert on Saturday, April 21st, 7:30 PM, at the 92nd Street Y Kaufmann Concert Hall. 

See the clip at!


BBC Music Magazine Article

The Young People's Chorus of New York City was recently featured in a BBC Music Magazine Article discussing the upcoming Transient Glory concert. An excerpt:

Voices of the Streets

by Brian Wise

BBC logo

To see them filing on stage wearing their pastel blue shirts and multicoloured scarves, you might think the Young People's Chorus of New York City is just another cute group of kids singing earnest choral music with simple, uplifting messages. Then they start singing pieces with big topics - sexual identity, war, mental illness or the holocaust. They use extended vocal techniques (sighs, chants, moans, drones) and texts in unfamiliar languages such as Swahili, Hebrew or Native American dialects. And the composers they present have name recognition beyond the margins of the choral music world.

read the full article (PDF)



Bang on a Can Marathon Concert - June 3

The YPC will be participating in this year's 26 hour long Bang On A Can Marathon Concert! This FREE concert begins Saturday June 2nd at 8pm and runs until 10pm the next day.

The concert takes place at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center and is co-presented by the River to River Festival and World Financial Center Arts & Events.


A Mid-Summer Night's Dream at the Met - May 25-31


The YPC joins The American Ballet Company for an exciting series of performances at the Metropolitan Opera House later this month. From the ABT website:

There is, perhaps, no happier ode to the illusory nature of love than Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream , and Ashton's beguiling retelling of this comedy of errors is set in the magical woods of Victorian England to a spellbinding score by Felix Mendelssohn.


Transient Glory Broadcast - May 29

Every year, WNYC public radio celebrates the contemporary music scene with a week-long series of broadcasts featuring great music. This year's American Music Festival runs from Saturday May 26 to Sunday June 2.

The YPC is proud to be featured in a re-broadcast of its latest Transient Glory Concert on May 29th at 10pm on WNYC 93.9 FM. To listen from the web, point your browser to WNYC.

More about Transient Glory


Transient Glory 2007



Program Includes New Works from
Bruce Adolphe, Michael Gordon, Meredith Monk,

Ned Rorem, and Tarik O'Regan

The Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) and artistic director and YPC founder Francisco J. Nunez return to the 92nd Street Y, where the chorus is in residence, on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. for their sixth Transient Glory concert. The concert will be hosted by John Schaefer of Soundcheck and New Sounds on WNYC, New York Public Radio, where YPC is the first-ever resident radio chorus of any New York radio station, and will be taped for later broadcast.

Tickets for the April 21 Transient Glory performance are $25 ($10 for parents and students) and are available at the 92nd Street Y box office (Lexington Avenue and 92 nd Street) or by calling the 92nd Street Y at 212-415-5500. more


"For Those I Loved: An Evening With Holocaust Survivor Martin Gray - April 15th


As a boy, Martin Gray lost his family and friends and suffered cruelty, torture and betrayal. Yet he survived against all odds and grew up to speak for those he loved and lost so they would be remembered. On the evening of Yom Hashoah, hear his tragic yet inspiring story firsthand and join others to mourn our losses and celebrate the triumph of the human spirit.

Sunday, April 15th
7:30 pm
The 92nd Street Y
This event is FREE


"A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen" - April 5th

Bruce Sprinsteen with YPC

On thursday April 5th, The Yound People's Chorus of New York City performed at Carnegie Hall to benefit the UJA-Federation of NY Initiative Program to Support Music Education for Underprivileged Young People.

Also performing were:
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds
Josh Ritter
Pete Yorn
Steve Earle
Badly Drawn Boy

...and many others

For more information and tickets, please visit


Article on Oratorio Terezin, concerts February 7th and 8th

Voices of the Shoah

Terezin Poster

by George Robinson

Ruth Fazal had finished reading the book and put it on a shelf, but a year later she knew that she would have to do something with it.

The book was "I Never Saw Another Butterfly," a collection of children's writings and art from the Terezin Ghetto, a concentration camp "city" that the Nazis had created from an 18th-century village northwest of Prague, a camp that in its several years of use included some 15,000 children among its prisoners.

read the full article

Oratorio Terezin in Concert

A full length work scored for symphony orchestra, children's choir, adult choir, and three vocal soloists. Set in the context of the Holocaust, Oratorio Terezin uses for it's Oratorio text , children's poetry which miraculously survived from the ghetto of Terezin, woven together with passages from the Hebrew scriptures.

2/7 at The Tilles Center
8:00 pm
C.W. Post campus
Long Island University
Brookville, NY
Buy Tickets Online
or call 516-299-3100

2/8 at Carnegie Hall
8:00 pm
New York City
Buy Tickets Online
or call 212-247-7800


Martin Luther King Day Celebration Concert, Jan 15



Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Holiday Concert


Jordan Hall, 7pm SOLD OUT
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

for tickets, call 617-778-2242

Live telecast on WCVB-TV Channel 5 in the Boston Area

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